TWI494070B - Spacer and air conditioning mat - Google Patents

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TWI494070B
TWI494070B TW096111757A TW96111757A TWI494070B TW I494070 B TWI494070 B TW I494070B TW 096111757 A TW096111757 A TW 096111757A TW 96111757 A TW96111757 A TW 96111757A TW I494070 B TWI494070 B TW I494070B
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Hiroshi Ichigaya
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A47FURNITURE; DOMESTIC ARTICLES OR APPLIANCES; COFFEE MILLS; SPICE MILLS; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
    • A47CCHAIRS; SOFAS; BEDS
    • A47C21/00Attachments for beds, e.g. sheet holders, bed-cover holders; Ventilating, cooling or heating means in connection with bedsteads or mattresses
    • A47C21/04Devices for ventilating, cooling or heating
    • A47C21/042Devices for ventilating, cooling or heating for ventilating or cooling
    • A47C21/044Devices for ventilating, cooling or heating for ventilating or cooling with active means, e.g. by using air blowers or liquid pumps
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A47FURNITURE; DOMESTIC ARTICLES OR APPLIANCES; COFFEE MILLS; SPICE MILLS; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
    • A47CCHAIRS; SOFAS; BEDS
    • A47C7/00Parts, details, or accessories of chairs or stools
    • A47C7/62Accessories for chairs
    • A47C7/72Adaptations for incorporating lamps, radio sets, bars, telephones, ventilation, heating or cooling arrangements or the like
    • A47C7/74Adaptations for incorporating lamps, radio sets, bars, telephones, ventilation, heating or cooling arrangements or the like for ventilation, heating or cooling
    • A47C7/742Adaptations for incorporating lamps, radio sets, bars, telephones, ventilation, heating or cooling arrangements or the like for ventilation, heating or cooling for ventilating or cooling
    • A47C7/744Adaptations for incorporating lamps, radio sets, bars, telephones, ventilation, heating or cooling arrangements or the like for ventilation, heating or cooling for ventilating or cooling with active means, e.g. by using air blowers or liquid pumps

Description

Spacer and air conditioning mat

The present invention relates to an air conditioning mat for ensuring air flow through, for example, the underside of a sleeper.

In the prior art, various air-conditioning mats (such as the following patents 1, 2) have been proposed for cooling the sleeper during the hot summer and warming the sleeper during the cold winter. The present inventors have also proposed an air-conditioning mat that cools the body by circulating the surrounding air in parallel with the body (International Publication No. 01/15573).

[Patent Document 1] Japanese Patent Application Laid-Open No. 55-148458

[Patent Document 2] International Publication No. 01/15573

However, the conventional air-conditioning mat that allows the surrounding air to circulate in parallel with the body allows the fan to be miniaturized, so that the fan can be placed on a part of the mat main body. However, such a conventional air conditioning mat has such a problem that, when it is placed on, for example, an existing bed, it is used because of a fan or a connecting air passage for feeding air from the fan to the pad main body. The space for sleeping is narrow.

Further, the spacer used in the conventional air conditioner mat has a plurality of protrusions for securing a flow path of the air. The conventional pad portion using the spacer is such that the tip end portion of the protruding portion abuts against the body, giving the user a feeling of unevenness. Therefore, in the conventional spacer, in order to suppress the feeling of unevenness, the top end portion of the protruding portion is further provided with Mesh component. Therefore, the conventional air conditioning mat using the spacer has a complicated structure, and the manufacturing process is complicated, and the cost is increased.

Further, the spacer used in the conventional pad portion has a projection formed on the upper surface of the flat bottom member, and the flat member forming the flat plate lacks flexibility and cannot be rolled up or folded. Therefore, the air-conditioning mat using the conventional spacer cannot be folded, and there is a problem that a large space is required at the time of storage or transportation of the pad portion.

Further, since the conventional spacer has a heavy weight, when it is as large as a pad portion used for laying on a bed, there is a problem that it is not easy to take it during movement or storage.

An object of the present invention is to provide an air-conditioning mat which is formed based on the above problem and which is capable of providing a fan that allows air to flow without being narrowed by a space.

Further, an object of the present invention is to provide an air-conditioning mat which is easy to handle and which can be used with a small storage space.

In order to achieve the above object, an air conditioning mat according to the present invention is a flat air conditioning mat comprising: a spacer having a convex portion and a flexible connecting portion. The convex portion includes a frame portion, a rising portion, and a standing connecting portion. One end of the rising portion is a column portion, a wall portion, or a column portion and a wall portion which are formed by rising from the frame portion. The rising connection portion connects the other end of the rising portion. The flexible connecting portion connects the convex portions to each other, and the convex portion is formed at least 100 per 1 m 2 , and the convex portion and the flexible connecting portion are integrally formed to be 3 mm to 50 mm in height; and a sheet portion having The upper sheet and the lower sheet portion cover the upper side of the spacer to make it difficult for air to leak out and have moisture permeability, and the lower sheet portion covers the lower side of the spacer to make it difficult for air to leak; the characteristics of the air conditioner mat In addition, the main body portion has a front shape substantially forming a quadrangular shape, and is a portion that directly abuts against the body or indirectly abuts by other objects having moisture permeability; and an extension portion that looks at the front portion when viewed from the front. One end of one side is extended; the fan is disposed on the extension portion for circulating outside air in the air flow path secured by the spacer; the power supply unit supplies power to the fan; and is used for air circulation a flow portion formed on the sheet portion and located at an end portion of the main body portion opposite to the side where the extension portion is provided; and the fan attracts the outer space The airflow is discharged to the outside from the flow passage after passing through the air flow passage, or the fan draws outside air from the flow portion to the air flow passage, and then discharges it from the fan to the outside.

In order to achieve the above object, an air conditioning mat provided by the present invention is a flat air-conditioning mat comprising: a spacer for ensuring an air flow path through which air is circulated; and a sheet portion having an upper sheet portion and a lower sheet portion, The upper sheet portion covers the upper side of the spacer to make it difficult for air to leak out and has moisture permeability, and the lower sheet portion covers the underside of the spacer to make it difficult for air to leak out; The air conditioner mat includes a main body portion having a front shape substantially forming a quadrangular shape, a portion directly abutting with the body or indirectly abutting by another object having moisture permeability, and an extension portion which is viewed from the front side. One end of one side of the main body portion is extended; the tubular portion is provided in the extension portion, and an opening portion through which air flows is formed on a circumferential surface side of the tubular portion, and at least both end portions of the tubular portion are formed a fan is attached to one end, a power supply unit supplies power to the fan, and a circulation portion for allowing air to flow, which is formed on the sheet portion and located on the opposite side of the side of the main body portion where the extension portion is provided. Further, the fan causes the sucked outside air to flow from the opening of the tubular portion to the air flow passage, and then discharges it to the outside from the flow passage, or the fan passes from the circulation portion The external air that has been sucked flows into the air flow path, and then is sucked into the cylindrical portion from the opening, and is discharged to the outside from the fan.

According to the air conditioning mat of the present invention, in addition to the main body portion that comes into contact with the body, there is an extension portion that is extended at one end portion of the main body portion, and a fan is provided on the extension portion. The space for abutting the body is narrowed, and the fan is integrally provided on the air conditioner mat, and the extension portion can be used as a connection flow path connecting the fan and the main body portion. Moreover, if the air conditioning mat of the present invention is used, when, for example, the user uses it, the sweat discharged from the sweat glands of the abutted body can be quickly entered. It is gasified and discharged to the outside through the air flow path.

Further, according to the air-conditioning mat of the present invention, since the frame-shaped portion or the standing-connecting portion of the spacer abuts against the body, unlike the air-conditioning mat using the conventional spacer, the user is not embossed. Uneven feeling. Further, the air-conditioning mat of the present invention connects the plurality of convex portions by connecting the frame-shaped portions of the convex portions of the spacer by the flexible connecting portion, and thus connects the protruding portions with the spacer member. Different from conventional spacers, flexibility can be improved. Further, according to the air-conditioning mat of the present invention, the frame-like portions of the respective convex portions of the spacer are connected by the flexible connecting portion having flexibility, and the plurality of convex portions are integrally formed, so that the convex portion can be formed The inside is easily wound into a spiral shape for storage, and can be accommodated in a small storage space as compared with a conventional pad portion. Further, in the air-conditioning mat of the present invention, the frame-like portions of the respective convex portions of the spacer are connected by the flexible connecting portion, and the amount of the material used for the spacer is smaller than the conventional interval using the flat bottom member. The amount of material is small, so that the weight of the air conditioning mat can be reduced.

Further, according to the air-conditioning mat of the present invention, by using, for example, the same spacer as described above, the air-conditioning mat can be easily transported or stored in a state of being wound into a tubular portion, so that it is easy to take. And can save space.

Further, in the above-described items of the present invention, the indirect contact with the body directly or through other articles means that it is not only a case of directly abutting the body, but also includes other articles such as the present invention. When the air conditioner mat is placed on a bed, it may be abutted by a moisture-permeable object such as a commercially available bed sheet or mattress or underwear.

Hereinafter, the best mode for carrying out the invention of the present application will be described with reference to the drawings. First, the spacer used in the air-conditioning mat of the present invention described below will be described. Fig. 1 (a) is a front view showing a schematic portion of a spacer used in an air-conditioning mat of the present invention, and Fig. 1 (b) is a schematic partial side view showing a viewing angle of the spacer in the direction of arrow AA, and Fig. 1 (c) is a view FIG. 2( a ) is a schematic perspective view of one convex portion of the spacer, and FIG. 2( b ) is a schematic cross-sectional view of the convex portion in a CC arrow direction, FIG. 2 . (c) is a schematic partial perspective view of the spacer shown in Fig. 1(a).

The spacer 10 of the present embodiment includes a plurality of convex portions 20 and a flexible connecting portion 26, and the flexible connecting portion 26 connects the frame-like portions 21 of the convex portions 20 adjacent to each other. The convex portion 20 includes a plurality of frame portions 21, a rising portion 22, and a rising connection portion 23, wherein the frame portion 21 is formed on a side that abuts the body, and the rising portion 22 is formed by one end and a frame portion. 21 is connected and formed by two wall portions which are formed upright from the frame portion 21, and the rising connection portion 23 connects the other ends of the rising portion 22. In the spacer 10, the side on which the frame-shaped portion 21 is formed is a side that is in contact with the body, and the side on which the standing connection portion 23 is formed is a side that is in contact with the bed. The frame portion 21 has a frame shape in which the front surface shape is slightly square. The wall portion formed by rising from the opposite sides of the frame portion 21 is the rising portion 22. The wall portion is inclined toward the inner side of the frame portion 21, and has a tapered shape as the width of the distal end portion is narrower. Further, a flexible connecting portion 26 is formed at the center of each side of the frame portion 21. The plurality of convex portions 20 and the flexible connecting portion 26 of the present embodiment are made of a resin such as plastic. Body formation.

The flexible connecting portion 26 of the present embodiment is used to connect the frame-like portion 21 and the frame-like portion 21 of the convex portion 20 adjacent to each other, and is formed of a belt-shaped member. By forming the flexible connecting portion 26 into a belt shape as described above, the flexible connecting portion 26 can be kept flexible. Further, the flexibility of the flexible connecting portion can be adjusted by the width or thickness of the belt portion when the belt is formed. Further, in the present embodiment, the flexible connecting portion 26 is formed by being bent toward the side where the standing connecting portion 23 is protruded. This is to improve the flexibility of the flexible connecting portion 26 and to further improve the flexibility of the entire spacer 10. When the spacer is used in an air-conditioning mat that is laid on, for example, a chair or a bedding, in order to secure a human body air flow path (hereinafter also referred to simply as an air flow path), it is necessary to form a weight even if the weight of the human body is added. The part 20 does not collapse. In the spacer 10 of the present embodiment, the convex portion 20 has strength that does not collapse even if the weight of the human body is added. On the other hand, in order to easily deform the flexible connecting portion 26, the strip-shaped member is used in advance. Flexed. Since the convex portions 20 of the present embodiment connected by the flexible connecting portion 26 can be operated substantially independently of each other, the entire spacer 10 can be made rich in flexibility.

For example, when the spacer of the present embodiment is used for an air-conditioning mat or the like used for laying on a very soft sofa or the like, the flexible connecting portion 26 of the present embodiment is preferably not deformed by the convex portion. It is formed by bending 180 degrees to one side of the frame portion. Thereby, the spacer can be freely deformed along the shape of the body, and the necessary space can be easily secured.

Further, the frame portion of the convex portion of the spacer is approximately 15 mm in length × 15 mm in width × 0.6 mm in thickness, and the height of the convex portion is approximately 10 mm, and the interval P between adjacent convex portions is 25 mm. Further, the flexible connecting portion 26 is approximately 10 mm long by 5 mm wide by 0.6 mm thick, and the standing connecting portion is approximately 10 mm in length × 10 mm in width × 0.6 mm in thickness. The spacer of the present invention is not limited thereto. For example, the convex portion of the spacer may have any size as long as it can be formed at least 100 per 1 m 2 . If the number of the convex portions is less than 100, the size of the convex portion is increased, the flexibility is lost, or if the size of the convex portion is almost the same as the size of the embodiment, the interval between the convex portions is increased. It is difficult to ensure the problem of the space in which air flows.

Further, the frame-shaped portion is not limited to a square shape, and may be circular or polygonal, and the rising portion is not limited to the wall portion, and an interval of 3 mm to 50 mm is maintained between the frame-shaped portion and the standing connecting portion. It may be a columnar column portion or a combination of a column portion and a wall portion. This is because, if it is less than 3 mm, the air flow path is reduced, and the load of the fan is increased. On the other hand, if it is higher than 50 mm, only the spacer is increased, and the effect by the spacer is not changed. Further, the standing connecting portion is not limited to a flat surface, and may have a semi-spherical convex shape. When the rising portion has four column portions, an X-shape in which the column and the column are cross-connected may be formed.

[First Embodiment] Next, an air-conditioning mat according to a first embodiment of the present invention using the above-described spacer will be described. Fig. 3 (a) is a schematic front view of an air-conditioning mat according to a first embodiment of the present invention, and Fig. 3 (b) is a schematic enlarged cross-sectional view of the air-conditioning mat in a direction of arrow A-A.

The air-conditioning mat 50 of the present embodiment includes a main body portion 51 and an extension portion 52. The main body portion 51 has a substantially flat shape as a whole, and the front surface shape is substantially rectangular, and the extension portion 52 is extended to the main body portion as viewed from the front. The end of one side of 51 is provided at the end on the foot side. Further, the main body portion 51 and the extension portion 52 include a spacer 10 and a sheet portion 53 in order to secure an air flow path for circulating air, and the sheet portion 53 has a bag shape and is used for The spacer 10 is housed. The main body portion 51 is a portion on which the body is placed, and is a portion placed on the bed portion 90. A fan 60 is provided on a lower sheet (hereinafter also referred to as a lower sheet) of the sheet portion 53 of the extension portion 52 for circulating outside air from the foot portion to the head portion. In the vicinity of the head of the main body portion 51, a discharge portion 54 for discharging is formed for discharging air to the outside. Further, the air conditioner mat 50 of the present embodiment has a control device (which is a control device including the power supply unit of the present invention) 71, which performs switching of the fan 60. Disconnect or other operations or controls.

When the air conditioner mat is viewed from the front, the fan 60 is an end portion in the longitudinal direction of the air conditioner mat, and is provided on the lower sheet of the extension portion corresponding to the central portion in the width direction. The outer air suction port of the fan 60 is provided with, for example, a cylindrical spacer holding portion 58 in which an opening portion is formed on the circumferential side surface. This is because the air-conditioning mat of the present embodiment has the extension portion 52 depending on the weight of the fan. As a result, the fan may abut against the side portion of the bed portion 90, or when the height of the bed portion 90 is low, the fan may have It will abut the ground. If the space holding portion 58 is not provided, the external air suction port of the fan 60 abuts against the side portion of the bed portion 90 or the ground surface, and the amount of air blow is lowered.

In the upper sheet (hereinafter also referred to as the upper sheet) of the sheet portion 53, the air which is circulated in the sheet portion 53 is hard to leak to the outside material, and the gas-like sweat which can be generated by the body is used, and has A moisture permeable sheet material such as cotton cloth or the like. On the other hand, the sheet portion 53 The lower sheet is a material that is difficult to leak using air. The lower sheet of the sheet portion 53 may or may not have moisture permeability. In the spacer 10 of the present embodiment, the rising portion of the convex portion 20, that is, the rising portion, is in contact with the lower sheet, and the frame portion 21 and the flexible connecting portion 16 are in contact with the upper sheet, and are disposed in the sheet portion 53. . As a result, the sleeper lying on the upper surface of the air-conditioning mat of the present embodiment does not give a feeling of unevenness, and enables the sleeper to obtain a comfortable sleep.

The fan 60 is for allowing outside air to flow through the air flow path in the sheet portion 53, and in the case of the present embodiment, the sucked outside air flows through the air flow path in the sheet portion 53, and The flow path 54 formed in the main body portion 51 is discharged to the outside. In this case, a positive pressure is formed in the sheet portion 53. Of course, it is also possible to take in outside air from the flow path 54 of the main body portion 51 and discharge the air from the fan 60 to the outside. In this case, a negative pressure is formed in the sheet portion 53. Further, in either case, in order to reduce the air resistance in the flow path 54, it is preferable to provide a mesh member or a cloth having a good air flow property.

Next, the role of the air conditioning mat of the present embodiment. The effect will be explained. When the control unit 71 is lying down and operating the air-conditioning mat 50 of the present embodiment, the motor starts to rotate, and the outside air is sucked by the space holding portion 58 by the fan 60. The external air that is sucked flows in the air flow path formed by the sheet portion 53 and the spacer 10, flows from the foot toward the head, and is discharged to the outside from the flow portion 54 formed near the head. The sleeper using the air conditioner mat 50 is cooled by the air flowing in the air flow path, and the sweat discharged from the sweat glands of the sleeper is transmitted through the moisture permeability. The upper sheet is discharged to the outside by the air flowing in the air flow path. That is, the sweat discharged from the sweat glands is immediately vaporized and discharged to the outside, so that the sleeper is cooled by the heat of vaporization at this time, so that a comfortable sleep can be obtained.

According to the air-conditioning mat of the present embodiment described above, when the fan 60 is driven, the outside air is sucked, whereby the extension portion 52 is somewhat expanded, and the extension portion 52 has the air outlet of the circular fan and The flat air flow path smoothly functions to connect the buffer portion, in other words, has the function of the air reservoir. Therefore, according to the present embodiment, the air sucked by the fan is sent to the air flow path of the main body portion through the expanded portion of the expansion, so that the air can be formed in the air flow path of the flat main body portion. Circulate roughly evenly. Moreover, the width of the air flow path of the main body portion 51 is much larger than the diameter of the air delivery port of the fan 60. Therefore, in order to reduce the air resistance, a connecting flow path for smoothly connecting the air flow path and the fan is generally provided as disclosed in Japanese Patent No. 3,419,403. On the other hand, in the present embodiment, the extension portion 52 can function as the connection flow path, and it is not necessary to particularly provide the connection flow path.

Further, according to the present embodiment described above, the convex portion of the spacer 10 can be placed inside, and the air-conditioning mat 50 can be easily rolled up, stored, or transported. Further, since the air-conditioning mat of the present embodiment has a light weight as described above, the weight of the air-conditioning mat is also light, and it is easy to take. Further, in the spacer of the present embodiment, the convex portions are operated independently, and even if the air-conditioning mat is placed on the upper surface of the bed, the flexibility of the bed does not substantially change, and the function of the bed is not impaired.

In the above embodiment, the frame-shaped portion is in contact with the upper sheet. However, especially when used as a nursing bed, the body may be too cold due to the temperature difference between the air flowing through the air flow path and the body. In order to prevent such a problem of supercooling, a heat insulating member having moisture permeability is provided on the upper surface of the upper sheet or between the upper sheet and the spacer. In this case, even if the tip end of the spacer convex portion is formed to be in contact with the upper sheet, the feeling of unevenness can be absorbed by the cushioning property of the heat insulating member.

[Second Embodiment] Fig. 4 (a) is a schematic front view of an air-conditioning mat according to a second embodiment of the present invention, and Fig. 4 (b) is a schematic enlarged cross-sectional view of the air-conditioning mat in a B-B arrow direction. Further, in Fig. 4(a), the upper right corner of the upper sheet is partially cut away. 4(a) and 4(b), since the control device 71 is the same as the control device of the first embodiment, it is omitted in order to simplify the illustration.

The air-conditioning mat 150 of the second embodiment is different from the air-conditioning mat of the first embodiment in that the tubular portion 190 is provided in the extension portion 152 in the present embodiment, wherein the tubular portion 190 is in plastic A plurality of openings 191 are formed in the pipe, and the fan 160 is attached to the inside of one end of the tubular portion 190, and a sealing cover is attached to the other end of the tubular portion so as not to leak air. 195. The other points are the same as those of the first embodiment. Therefore, the same reference numerals are given to the parts having the same functions as those of the first embodiment, and the detailed description thereof will be omitted.

In the sheet portion of the extension portion 152 of the present embodiment, a cylindrical portion 190 having a circular cross section is disposed, and the spacer 10 of the extension portion 152 is at the end portion thereof. The arrangement is in contact with the tubular portion 190. Further, in the case of the present embodiment, the motor of the fan is rotationally controlled in order to suck the air in the tubular portion and discharge it to the outside. Therefore, although a negative pressure is formed in the air flow path, in the case of the present embodiment, since the spacer and the cylindrical portion are in contact with each other and a gap cannot be formed therebetween, even if the inside of the air flow path is negative When pressed, the upper sheet is not sucked between the spacer and the cylindrical portion to hinder the circulation of air.

Further, the tubular portion is not limited to being formed in a plurality of openings on the circumferential side surface of the plastic pipe, and may be formed by a mesh member (for example, tricarnet of Takiron Co., model H04). Further, the shape of the tubular portion is not limited to a cylindrical shape, and may be elliptical in cross section as long as it has a hollow cylindrical shape. Further, the length of the tubular portion may be the same as the width of the spacer or may be shorter than the width of the spacer. Further, in order to increase the amount of air blown, the fan may be provided at both end portions of the tubular portion.

As shown in FIGS. 4(a) and 4(b), the sheet portion 153 of the present embodiment has a T-shirt shape in which the entire shape is substantially formed without an opening portion of the head portion, and has two sleeve portions 153a and 153b. Both end portions of the tubular portion 190 are provided in the sheet portion in such a manner as to be exposed to the outside from the two sleeve portions 153a and 153b. The two sleeve portions are closely attached to both end portions of the tubular portion by, for example, a double-sided tape, but are not shown. Further, the method of attaching the two sleeve portions to the tubular portion of the present embodiment is not limited to the above-described method, and any method may be employed as long as the air is not leaked from the end portions of the both sleeve portions.

According to the present embodiment, the fan is rotated by absorbing the air in the tubular portion 190 and being discharged to the outside, so that the tubular portion is formed. Negative pressure. As a result, the outside air is sucked from the circulation portion 154, and the sucked outside air flows in the air flow passage, and flows into the cylindrical portion through the plurality of opening portions 191 provided on the side surface of the tubular portion 190. . Further, the fan may be reversely rotated and the outside air may be sent to the tubular portion by the fan, and the outside air may be sent into the air flow passage from the plurality of openings.

According to the present embodiment, since the extension portion is formed in a cylindrical shape, when the entire body is wound up and stored, the main body portion is wound around the extension portion, and the entire body can be easily spirally wound up and stored. Further, according to the present embodiment, since a negative pressure is formed in the air flow path by the fan, the sheet is not swollen by the fan as in the case where the inside is positive pressure, and the feeling of goodness can be improved. Another effect of this embodiment. The effect is the same as that of the first embodiment.

Further, in the first and second embodiments, the pressure when air is supplied into the air flow path or when air is sucked from the air flow path is at most 50 Pa (Pascal). This is because if the pressure is larger than this value, air will leak from the upper sheet, and the air will hardly flow to the air flow path near the circulation portion.

The present invention is not limited to the embodiments described above, and various modifications can be made without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention. For example, in the present embodiment, as the spacer, the new spacers shown in Figs. 1(a) to 1(c) and Figs. 2(a) to 2(c) are used, but the present invention is not limited to this. The spacer of the air-conditioning mat of the present embodiment may be any spacer as long as it can secure the air flow path, and is, for example, a conventional spacer.

Moreover, the fan or the sealing cover can be detached and replaced, and the mounting position of the fan can be replaced. Further, instead of the sealing cover, the sealing may be performed by covering the tubular end of the tubular portion with the upper or lower sheet.

Further, in each of the above-described embodiments, the case where the air-conditioning mat of the present invention is placed on the upper surface of the bed portion has been described. However, the present invention is not limited thereto, and for example, the air-conditioning mat may be placed. Use on a mattress or directly on the ground.

Further, for example, the spacers shown in FIGS. 1(a) to 1(c) and FIGS. 2(a) to 2(c) are arranged such that the frame-like portion is in contact with the body and a negative pressure is formed in the air flow path. In this case, if the size of the standing connecting portion is small, the lower sheet may be sucked into the gap between the convex portion and the convex portion of the spacer, and the necessary air volume cannot be secured. In this case, it is preferable to arrange a mesh-like sheet member between the spacer and the lower sheet so that the lower sheet is not sucked into the spacer. As such a mesh-shaped sheet member, it is possible to use a material having a mesh size smaller than that of the convex portion and the convex portion so as not to be sucked into the spacer by the suction of the fan, for example, tricranet N of Takiron Co., Ltd. can be used. -3.

Further, the air-conditioning mat of the present invention is not limited to the use of a person when laying asleep, and may be used below when, for example, a person sitting on a seat cushion or a chair.

As described above, according to the present invention, in addition to the main body portion for abutting the body having a substantially quadrangular shape in the front shape, an extension portion extending at an end portion of one side of the main body portion is provided, and the extension portion is provided at the extension portion. Since the fan is provided, the space for abutting against the body is not narrow, and the fan can be integrally provided on the air-conditioning mat, and the extension portion can be used as a connection flow path connecting the fan and the main body. Therefore, the present invention can It is suitable for an air conditioner mat that is used on a bed, for example, when it is hot.

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Fig. 1(a) is a front view showing a schematic portion of a spacer used in an air-conditioning mat of the present invention, and Fig. 1(b) is a schematic side view showing a perspective view of the spacer in the AA arrow direction, and Fig. 1(c) is a side view. A side view of a schematic portion of the spacer in the direction of the BB arrow direction.

Fig. 2 (a) is a schematic perspective view showing a convex portion of a spacer used in the air-conditioning mat of the present invention, and Fig. 2 (b) is a schematic cross-sectional view of the convex portion in a CC arrow direction, and Fig. 2 (c) is A schematic partial perspective view of the spacer shown in Fig. 1(a).

Fig. 3 (a) is a schematic front view of an air-conditioning mat according to a first embodiment of the present invention, and Fig. 3 (b) is a schematic enlarged cross-sectional view of the air-conditioning mat in a direction of arrow A-A.

Fig. 4 (a) is a schematic front view of an air-conditioning mat according to a second embodiment of the present invention, and Fig. 4 (b) is a schematic enlarged cross-sectional view of the air-conditioning mat in a B-B arrow direction.

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58‧‧‧Interval Maintenance Department

60‧‧‧fan

90‧‧‧ Beds

Claims (8)

  1. A spacer comprising a convex portion and a flexible connecting portion, wherein the convex portion comprises: a frame portion; the rising portion is a column portion or a wall formed by one end rising from the frame portion a portion formed by the column portion and the wall portion; and a rising connection portion connected to the other end of the rising portion; the flexible connecting portion having flexibility and being adjacent to the convex portion The frame-like portions are connected to each other and formed by the strip-shaped members and formed independently of each other. Further, the convex portions are formed at least 100 per 1 m 2 , and the convex portions and the flexible connecting portions are integrally formed. The height is 3 mm to 50 mm, and the convex portions are formed independently of each other, and a space for allowing air to flow is secured by the convex portion.
  2. The spacer according to claim 1, wherein the frame-like portion has a substantially quadrangular shape, and the rising portion is a wall portion that rises from each of two sides of the opposite sides of the frame-shaped portion. .
  3. The spacer according to claim 1, wherein the frame-like portion has a substantially quadrangular shape, and the rising portion is formed by four pillar portions of each of the frame-shaped portions.
  4. The spacer according to any one of claims 1 to 3, wherein the flexible connecting portion is provided in the convex portion.
  5. As described in any one of claims 1 to 3 In the spacer, the flexible connecting portion is formed by bending the belt member so as to protrude from one side of the rising connection portion.
  6. The spacer according to any one of claims 1 to 3, wherein the flexible connecting portion is connected to the frame portion.
  7. The spacer according to any one of the preceding claims, wherein the rising portion is inclined toward the central axis of the convex portion by the frame portion closer to the rising portion. The way is formed.
  8. An air-conditioning mat comprising: a spacer according to any one of claims 1 to 7; and a sheet portion having an upper sheet portion and a lower sheet portion, the upper sheet The portion covers the upper side of the spacer to make it difficult for air to leak and has moisture permeability, and the lower sheet portion covers the lower side of the spacer to make it difficult for air to leak.
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